Milestone Announces Genea Integration with XProtect VMS and Kite VSaaS

By integrating the solutions, users can connect and view their facility’s surveillance video alongside the corresponding access event.

Milestone Announces Genea Integration with XProtect VMS and Kite VSaaS

Milestone Systems, a provider of open-platform video management software (VMS), announces Genea’s integration with Milestone XProtect and Milestone Kite solutions.

Genea, an access control solutions provider, has successfully integrated XProtect video management and Kite cloud native Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) with its cloud-based access control to provide users with a centralized security solution in a single pane of glass, according to the companies.

Genea access control uses cloud-based technology to help IT and security teams monitor and secure their facilities. By integrating the solutions, IT and security personnel can connect and view their facility’s surveillance video alongside the corresponding access event, such as a door held open or a door forced open.

Milestone XProtect and Milestone Kite are distinct solutions, each providing seamless integration capabilities with Genea access control, Milestone says. XProtect is an on-premises video management solution, while Kite is a cloud-based VSaaS. Genea’s flexibility with both XProtect and Kite is said to extend Milestone’s rich ecosystem, affording end-users the freedom to choose the ideal solution for their unique needs.

“As leaders in our respective fields, we saw a mutual opportunity to combine our strengths and deliver an unprecedented open platform security solution,” said Tim Palmquist, Vice President, Americas, Milestone Systems. “The fusion of Genea’s cloud-based access control and our XProtect and Kite video technologies truly amplifies security options and capabilities for our customers.”

The Genea bi-directional integration with Milestone XProtect offers functionalities such as automated responses to alarms and remote door operations — including Lock, Unlock, and Quick Grant access — and can be performed from the Milestone Smart Client to Genea hardware. The integration also pulls lists of active users from Genea into the Milestone application, facilitating efficient user profile management.

“We are thrilled to have these integrations with Milestone,” said Mike Maxsenti, General Manager of Access Control at Genea. “We firmly believe that cloud-based integrations like this will help our current and future customers not only improve their security but give them the flexibility and scalability they need over the long run.”

Learn more about the Genea Access Control integration here. Find a complete XProtect overview here and more information on the Kite cloud VSaaS here.

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